Master of Science in American Sign Language (ASL)/English Interpreting
The Master of Science (M.S.) in ASL/English
Interpreting is designed to meet the needs of students who aspire to national
certification and become general practitioners or who are already certified and
seek to increase their interpreting skill sets and knowledge bases. The program
consists of 36 credit hours that include courses in specialized settings,
mentoring, research, service-learning, diversity, and a capstone internship for
pre-certified interpreters. Certified interpreters (CSC, CI and CT, NIC, NAD V)
are exempt from the 6-hour Internship, reducing their Program of Study to 30
The University of North Florida's ASL/English Interpreting programs are
committed to upholding the Accreditation Standards formulated by the Commission
on Collegiate Interpreter Education. The Master's degree is offered via distance
learning (no need to relocate) with a combination of online classes, one
weekend per semester onsite in Jacksonville, FL, and a 5-day onsite summer
session to accommodate students who do not live in northeast Florida. The
program is developed in accordance with current spoken and signed language
research and strives to provide students a global perspective on the
interpreting profession, a foundation in interpreting studies literature, and a
growth mindset for lifelong learning and skills development. This program
shares core courses with the Interpreting Pedagogy concentration and many of
its graduates are working as interpreter educators. Faculty members within the
program are actively engaged in interpreting research and developing
opportunities for students to participate in international exchanges with
interpreting programs abroad.
In-state tuition may be available within the Southern
Regional Education Board area (AL, AR, DE, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS,
NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, WVA) if you qualify for Academic Common Market (ACM) in a
participating state. Please visit the following link to check viability and to
initiate an application with your state ACM representative:http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html.
For those outside of this region, UNF offers a reduced tuition rate for
qualifying states. For more information about your state's agreement to
participate with UNF in offering this degree program, please visit this site:
applications for Spring 2014
(Deadline December 1)
Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet Graduate School admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.
Applicants seeking admission to the graduate program must have the following:
The application to the Graduate School includes:
Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with previous interpreting coursework that includes:
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in another field, National Certification (CSC, CI/CT, NAD IV/V, NIC), and Program Permission.
Once the Graduate School receives all materials, the College of Education & Human Services Academic Advising office reviews them and eligibility for admission is verified. Once that has been determined, the electronic files of all your materials become available to the Interpreting Program Director for final decision about admission. Once approved, the student receives an official letter of admission (and e-mail message), which is then provided to the respective states for Academic Common Market processing.
All questions regarding admission may be directed to the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Sherry Shaw, ASL/English Interpreting Program1 UNF Drive
Building 57, Room 3519
Jacksonville, FL 32226
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